[erlang-questions] "Erlang plus BDB: Disrupting the Conventional Web Wisdom"

Jack Orenstein <>
Thu Oct 11 19:23:32 CEST 2007


On Thu, October 11, 2007 1:07 pm, Chris Newcombe wrote:
> ...
> Margo Seltzer gave a talk entitled:
>
>   "Erlang plus BDB: Disrupting the Conventional Web Wisdom"
>
> ... I've pasted the abstract of Margo's talk below.
> ...
>   Erlang plus BDB: Disrupting the Conventional Web Wisdom.
>
>   "The conventional wisdom says that you implement a web site with web
> servers, application servers, and a relational database backend.
> However, this solution is neither scalable nor reliable. Next
> generation high performance, highly reliable web sites are going to be
> implemented using Erlang and Berkeley DB.

Can anyone comment on how dets and BDB compare on performance, scalability,
reliability, and utilities (e.g. bulk load, import/export, ...)

Jack Orenstein




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